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Sports Report: Marist Basketball Coach Resigns

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NBA:

Marist athletics confirmed yesterday evening that the men's basketball coach, Jeff Bower has left for an NBA job. His resignation comes after just one season with the Red Foxes.

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for a tampering violation involving veteran guard Derek Fisher.

Jackson told reporters last week that Fisher is "on my list of guys that could be very good candidates" to coach the Knicks next season. Because Fisher is under contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, that was deemed to be in violation of league rules. 

MLB:

In baseball, in interleague play, Miami beat Tampa Bay 3-1, Milwaukee tripled up Minnesotra 6-2, Kansas City shut out St. Louis 6-0, and the Dodgers bested the White Sox 5-2.

In the American League, Cleveland slid past Boston 3-2, and Seattle blew out the Yankees 10-2.

In the National League, the Mets defeated Philadelphia 11-2, and it was Pittsburgh over San Diego 10-3.

French Open:

Men's top-seed Rafael Nadal has advanced to the quarterfinals at the French Open for the fifth straight year. Nadal has a-record 32-match winning streak at the tournament following a 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 rout of Dusan Lajovic. The eight-time champion is 63-1 at Roland Garros, with the lone loss coming in the fourth round five years ago.

Nadal will face fifth seed David Ferrer in the quarterfinals. Ferrer advanced with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 6-1 win over South African Kevin Anderson. Nadal and Ferrer met in the French Open final last year, with Nadal coming out on top.

Also advancing to the quarterfinals is defending Wimbledon champ and seventh seed Andy Murray, who knocked out Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 7-5, 7-6.

The last American singles player is out as 15th-seed Sloane Stephens was eliminated in women's play by fourth-seed Simona Halep 6-4, 6-3. Stephens made 35 unforced errors and had her service broken 6 of 9 times in the fourth-round match.

Also in the women's bracket, sixth seed Jelena Jankovic was ousted by No. 10 Sara Errani, 7-6, 6-2. Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 to join Halep, Errani and Andrea Petkovic in the quarterfinals.

Defending men's doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan of the U.S. have been eliminated. They lost in the quarterfinals to a pair of Spaniards seeded 12th. The Bryan twins, who were seeded No. 1, have now failed to reach the final at any of the last three Grand Slam tournaments, — after winning four major titles in a row before that. The brothers own a record 15 major doubles championships, including at Roland Garros in 2003 and 2013.

Golf:

A Las Vegas gambler being investigated for possible insider trading involving golfer Phil Mickelson and investor Carl Icahn says it's "preposterous to think" he would be involved in any such activity.

Billy Walters has issued a statement saying he has never made inside stock market trades, and that all of his dealings in the market are legitimate. A federal official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press the FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission are analyzing trades Mickelson and Walters made involving Clorox at the same time Icahn was attempting to take over the company.

NFL:

The New York Giants have waived suspended safety Will Hill, who was suspended by the NFL last week for six games in the upcoming season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He missed the opening four games of 2013 while under a similar suspension.

The New York Jets have signed safety and first-round pick Calvin Pryor to a four-year contract. He was the 18th overall selection out of Louisville.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has signed a four-year contract with the New England Patriots, who selected him in the second round of this year's NFL draft. Garoppolo threw for 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns for Eastern Illinois last season and won the Walter Payton Award as the top player in FBS.